Download and Run JPlag
Download a released version - all releases ar single-JAR releases.
java -jar jplag-yourVersion.jar in a console to see the command line options.
Assume that we want to check students' solutions that are written in Java 1.7.
Each student solution is in its own directory, say
student2, and so on.
All solutions are in a common directory, say
To run JPlag, simply type
java -jar jplag-yourVersion.jar -l java17 -r /tmp/jplag_results_exerise1/ -s /path/to/exercise1
-l java17tells JPlag to use the frontend for Java 1.7
-stells JPlag to reccurse into subdirectories; as we assume Java projects, we'll very likely encounter subdirectories such as
-r /tmp/jplag_results_exercise1tells JPlag to store the results in the directory
To build and run a local installation of JPlag, you can use the pom.xml in this directory (aggregator). It builds JPlag and the available frontends.
To generate single modules run
mvn clean generate-sources package in the base directory; if you want a single file then run
mvn clean generate-sources assembly:assembly inside the
jplag directory. You will find the JARs in the respective
target directories. If you build a single JAR, it will be generated in
Installing, running and maintaining a local web service is not recommended as the web service uses outdated libraries and (really) needs polishing.
If you want to do it anyway: atujplag is the client, webservice is the - yepp - web service.
We're happy to incorporate all improvements to JPlag into this code base. Feel free to fork the project and send pull requests.
Adding new languages
Adding a new language frontend is quite simple. Have a look at one of the
jplag.frontend projects. All you need is a parser for the language (e.g., for ANTLR or for JavaCC) and a few lines of code that sends the tokens (that are generated by the parser) to JPlag.